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ANNOUNCEMENT: ERASynBio 1st joint call for transnational research projects: Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects
The Synthetic Biology ERA-NET (ERASynBio) is pleased to announce its 1st joint call for transnational research projects in Synthetic Biology. The call will be open until 26 August 2013 and represents a unique opportunity for Europe and the USA to build Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects.
The launch date of the call is Monday, 13 May, 2013.
Submission period ends on Monday, 26 August, 2013, 17:00 CET.
Submit your application: The proposal must be uploaded on the pt(outline* system after registering at the following link:
Call text and further information
1st Common Summer School of ERASynBio and ST-Flow: Synthetic Biology in action!
Madrid 23 June - 6 July 2013
A hands-on Summer Course of advanced Genetic Engineering of Bacteria at the onset of the SynBio era
CV and letter of intent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 30, 2013. Selected students will be registered and accommodated free of charge
ERA-IB and ETB launch fourth joint call for Industrial Biotechnology research proposals
ERA-IB launches a fourth call for multilateral research projects using Industrial Biotechnology (IB). For the purposes of this call for multilateral research projects addressing “Industrial biotechnology for Europe: an integrated approach”, partners from the ERA-Net EuroTransBio (ETB) participate in the network’s actions. ETB has established itself as the preferred funding instrument for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) collaborating in the field of modern biotechnology. The topics are covering several areas including synthetic biology.
Pre-announcement: 2. Strategy Conference ERASynBio September 2013
ERASynBio 2nd Newsletter Edition
It has been a busy year for ERASynBio and the results are here. The US mission is completed, the first strategic conference is around the corner, and ERASynBio’s first joint call for transnational research proposals is to be launched early in 2013. We invite you to look through the newsletter, read about our activities in the past 6 months and our plans for the near future. Learn about the first ERASynBio joint transnational call and have a deeper look into ERASynBio’s mission to the US and its outcomes. Check out how the Erasmus IP course announced in the first ERASynBio newsletter went and what our Latvian colleagues are planning for 2013. Don’t miss the interesting piece written by Victor de Lorenzo on the SEVA standard and the report on how our young aspiring minds experience synthetic biology through the iGEM competition.
ERASynBio 2nd Newsletter Edition
Gordon Research Conference
Synthetic Biology (Re-)constructing and Re-programming Life
June 9-14, 2013, Mount Snow Resort West Dover, VTPreliminary Program:
Chair: Vitor V. Martins Dos Santos
Vice Chair: Christopher Voigt
- Living vs Non-living Matter (Steen Rasmussen / Jack W. Szostak / Guenther von Kiedrowski)
- Building Genomes (Luis Serrano / Dan Gibson / Antoine Danchin / Mitshuiro Itaya)
- Alternative Life (Phillipe Marliere / Nejiko Budisa / Jason Chin)
- Streamlining and Re-engineering Genomes (Victor de Lorenzo / Gyorgy Posfai / Philippe Noirot / Jeff Boeke)
- Enabling Technologies (Sven Panke / George Church)
- Applications of Synthetic Biology: Non-Medical (Drew Endy / Jay Keasling / Pamela Silver / Christina Smolke)
- Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology (Joyce Tait / Markus Schmidt / Ken Oye)
- Applications of Synthetic Biology: Medical (Martin Fussenegger / Ron Weiss / Hiroki Ueda)
- Where Do (Can) We Go With Synthetic Biology? (Eric Lander / Adam Arkin / J J Collins)
BioBricks Foundation SB6.0: The Sixth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology
July 9-11, 2013, Imperial College, London, UK
NOVEL TWO-WEEK SUMMER SCHOOL FOR MICROBIAL SCIENCES
August 19th until August 30th 2013, Philipps-University Marburg
The kick-off for the Summer School is a SYNMIKRO-Symposium on August 19th, and the concluding symposium takes place on August 30th. In between are four practical blocks. Three of these blocks are subdivided into theoretical introductions and practical methodological units given by external experts. The fourth block provides time for experiments in an elective area of interest within one of the research groups of SYNMIKRO.
Various aspects of the new area of synthetic microbiology: the three-dimensional organization of the bacterial cell signaling systems and synthetic circuits modeling of circuits and protein dynamics classical elements (as a basis for synthetic microbiology): crystallography, biochemistry, microscopy & bioinformaticsDeadline for registration: April 20th, 2013
Online questionnaire on enabling technologies for Synthetic Biology opened
There’s an online questionnaire on enabling technologies for Synthetic Biology open, that is being carried out by one of Drew Endy’s colleagues. It aims at evaluating the background property rights status for the technologies that are considered most useful/valuable for research and development of synthetic biology applications.
UK announces Synthetic Biology Roadmap
The report provides the vision and direction for supporting a world-leading synthetic biology community in the UK. Produced by an independent panel of experts for the government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills, it sets out a shared vision for realising the potential of synthetic biology in the UK.
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